ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orioles' Jones wants to do more than just get to playoffs

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles have been to the postseason three times in the past five years. That's not enough anymore for the talented center fielder. Only once, in 2014 have the Orioles reached the American League Championship Series, and they were swept in four games by the Kansas City Royals. ''For us to be a very contending team and to get out...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Adam Jones wants deeper postseason run

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has been to the postseason three times in five years without reaching the World Series. ''For us to be a very contending team and to get out of that first round and past that wild card, we need to improve,'' the five-time All-Star said. Baltimore hasn't played in the World Series since winning the 1983 title. In...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nashville-themed charity concert returns to Ed Smith Stadium on March 17 - Orioles Buzz

Just call Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles' spring training home, Nashville South. For the second consecutive year, the Orioles will host "Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark" - an exclusive, on-field performance at Ed Smith Stadium - on Friday, March 17. Every dollar raised at the charity event will ... Read More
Via MASN
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Showalter: O's 'Where we need to be'

Orioles manager Buck Showalter has seen his team drill for days and watched them play two intrasquad games. Now, he's ready for the first game of the Grapefruit League season.
Via Orioles.com
8 hours ago

Machado and Castillo homer in intrasquad game - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles decided to do some scoring in their second intrasquad game. Manny Machado hit a two-run homer off Vidal Nuño in the bottom of the third inning and Welington Castillo followed with a solo shot to lead the Orange Team to a 3-1 victory over the ... Read More
Via MASN
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oblique improving, Britton to wait on spring debut

Zach Britton says his left oblique muscle is feeling better, and he's progressing towards making his 2017 spring debut, but the Orioles' closer won't pitch in a game until his symptoms are gone.
Via Orioles.com
10 hours ago

Wilson to start Orioles' spring opener Friday

When the Orioles begin the Grapefruit League season on Friday against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla., their starting pitcher will be Tyler Wilson.
Via Orioles.com
10 hours ago

Spring Training Roster Battle: Corner Outfielder

After a flurry of moves over the last few days, the Orioles have plenty of options for a handful of roster spots. Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter put a premium on having worthwhile fringe roster choices, and that should yet again be the case this season. The O's seem to value players with minor league options remaining more than most teams, and the Triple-A Norfolk shuttle figures...
Via Camden Depot
14 hours ago

WATCH: Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge recap

Pitchers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright spoke to Brookside Middle School students in Sarasota about the importance of healthy eating, exercise, avoiding tobacco and more. Along with the pitchers, Orioles Vice President and MASN President John Angelos and Dr. Kirk Voelker joined in on the students' fun day.
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter after the first full squad workout of 2017

Buck Showalter meets with the media after the first full squad workout of 2017 to discuss J.J. Hardy's back spasms and more.
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Zach Britton has potential oblique injury

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Zach Britton is showing symptoms of a potential oblique injury, according to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli.Rotoworld reported the two-time All-Star will not be pitching in Wednesday’s intrasquad game because the Orioles don’t want to “take any chances.”An MRI could be performed for “big” injuries I’m told as well as an ultrasound. These...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles interrupt intrasquad by trading for Bleier - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Christian Walker was listed as the first baseman and cleanup hitter for the visiting team in today's intrasquad game, but he never took the field. David Washington replaced him in the bottom of the first inning and lined a single into center field off Logan Verrett leading ... Read More
Via MASN
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ubaldo Jimenez throws at Orioles spring training

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez throws during bullpen session at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., during Orioles spring training.
Via MASN
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Machado practices at shortstop for world classic

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles camp. Machado, who was born in Miami, will play shortstop for the Dominican Republic in next month's WBC, and with the Orioles' everyday shortstop J.J. Hardy injured, he's getting to play as much short as he wants before his March 5 departure...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays have made offer to Matt Wieters

The Tampa Bay Rays have made a formal offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to a report.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have made an offer to Wieters, likely for one year and less money than the player was originally seeking. The hope is that Wieters would be interested in staying in the AL East, can stay close to his Atlanta home,  reap Florida’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: L.J. Hoes suspended 50 games after second positive test for drug abuse

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, former Orioles outfielder L.J. Hoes has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive test for drug of abuse.Hoes is currently a free agent and will serve the suspension once he is signed.The 26-year-old served a 50-game suspension in 2014 after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug methandienone.The Orioles...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals only interested in one-year deal with Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals are still interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters, but only on a short-term deal.According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Nationals do maintain an interest in Wieters, who remains unsigned even as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, Washington is unlikely to offer more than a one-year deal. Wieters would help the Nationals, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles to have doormat giveaway in April

The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday announced the “Promotions & Special Events” calendar for the 2017 MLB season. While teams have come up with quirky and even questionable promotional giveaways in the past, the Orioles “welcome” mock and ridicule with one particular giveaway.In an arguably questionable decision, the Orioles announced via Twitter a doormat giveaway for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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